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Municipal Election to be Held on March 3rd

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The City of Paramount will be holding a municipal election on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The ballot will have three City Council seats along with Measure P.

Click here for sample ballot.

For a Notice of Nominees for Public Office, please click here.

Measure P is the Essential City Services and Public Safety Protection Measure. Paramount has long been proud of providing high-quality services for residents and businesses. But the Great Recession and the state's elimination of Redevelopment as a source of revenue to cities have created a $6 million hole in the City's annual budget. To maintain important programs and services into the future, Measure P provides a reliable source of local funding that Sacramento cannot take away.

Measure P will give Paramount voters the opportunity to decide if a new revenue stream is needed to keep...

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Public Comments Period for City's Updated Hazard Mitigation Plan

According to U.S. government regulations, if a city is to qualify for federal grant money in the aftermath of a natural disaster, it must develop a plan to reduce or eliminate any vulnerabilities to such disasters.

The City of Paramount is currently updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan to fulfill this requirement and prepare for potential disasters.

As part of this updating process, the City held a meeting of the Local Hazard Mitigation Committee on Tuesday, January 20. To see the documents related to the Paramount Hazard Mitigation Plan, please click here in order to download all of the PDFs. There will be a two-week period for public comments related to the Plan.

For more information, and to direct any public comments, please call Adriana Lopez at (562) 220-2170.

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Affordable Home For Sale

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Applications to be accepted from Feb. 9 to Feb. 20

In an effort to promote affordable housing, the City of Paramount will be offering a single-family home located at 16320 Hunsaker Avenue for sale to a qualified buyer. The property will be fully renovated and expanded to provide additional living space and a fresh look. Paramount residents will receive priority consideration as purchasers. Applicants must fall below the following income eligibility limits based on household size:

Eligibility Income Limits

In addition to the abovementioned income requirements, applicants must be creditworthy, not have excessive debt, and have at least $14,650 available for a down payment ($8,790 minimum in buyer funds and 

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Apply for PEP College and GED Scholarships

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You can download an application for the 2015-2016 Paramount Education Partnership (PEP) scholarships by clicking here.

Hard copies can be picked up at Paramount City Hall, the Paramount City Yard and locations throughout the School District. Copies can also be downloaded on the Paramount Unified School District website at www.paramount.k12.ca.us/.

Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to students attending a community college and $3,000 to students attending an accredited four-year institution within the U.S, including vocational/ trade/ technical schools.

The following are the mandatory requirements:

You must be a City of Paramount resident or Paramount Unified School District student.

Have a high school diploma or GED.

Be enrolled in an accredited program to obtain an Associates of Arts or Bachelor's degree and/or vocational certification...

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New Water Conservation Measures

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Due to extreme drought conditions, the State of California is requiring that local water suppliers implement water conservation measures.

These measures are directed at outdoor water use. Measures do not apply to "reclaimed" water, which is used at City parks and landscaped medians.

Here are the details. Violations can result in fines.

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Nuevas Medidas de Conservación de Agua

Debido a las condiciones extremas de sequía, el Estado de California está exigiendo que los suministradores locales implementen medidas de conservación de agua.

Estas medidas están dirigidas al uso de agua para regar o limpiar afuera. Estas medidas no aplican al agua "reciclada" que usa la ciudad para los parques y áreas verdes.

Aquí están los detalles. Las infracciones pueden resultar en multas.

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Paramount on YouTube

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A line up of Paramount productions - from the city, not the movie studio - is now on the video-streaming website YouTube. Shows highlight such things as public presentations at City Council meetings, special community events, an oral history of the our town, and other Paramount profiles. Click this link to visit www.youtube.com/cityofparamount.

Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule

On September 25, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period January 2015 through June 2015. The ROPS was approved by the California Department of Finance on November 5, 2014.

(ROPS-January 2015 through June 2015)


(ROPS-June 2014 through December 2014)

Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.

http://www.dof.ca.gov/redevelopment/

 

 

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